Just over a year ago, I was writing an article about how the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament had been canceled due to the risk associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The untimely conclusions of the NBA and college basketball seasons were among the first signs that the virus was a serious threat, and a year later, we’re just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as vaccines become widely available.

In the meantime, the college basketball season actually happened this year in spite of endless challenges in its way, and as a result, there will be March Madness this year. The timing has shifted slightly, but there will still be 68 college basketball teams competing for spots in the second round this weekend. It all starts on Thursday when the 16 seeds Texas Southern and Mount St. Mary’s face off in the first First Four game at 5:10 p.m. ET.

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First Four | Thursday, March 18th

First Round | Friday, March 19th

First Round | Saturday, March 20th

If you have cable or an internet TV service like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling, or AT&T TV, you have access to all of the networks that will be broadcasting games this year. You can also stream games online on the NCAA website or on your mobile device with the NCAA March Madness Live app, but you’ll need a cable login.

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Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.